The Music Program

The Four Pillars

For the student to be encouraged in their walk
with God.

For the student to attain physical technique for
great musical expression.

For the student to express music with artistic emotion.

For the student to learn music theory so they
may have an understanding of the underlying
patterns in music.

About the Lessons

The Arts Academy offers online Harp and Piano lessons. The lessons will contain pedagogical, classical and the option of sacred music.


The cost of a half hour lesson is $21.

About Kristen


About Kristen

Kristen Thomsen began studying piano at the
age of six and continued her studies privately
through college. She also had the privilege to
study harp with Anne-Marguerite Michaud of
the Pittsburgh and Baltimore orchestras. Kristen
began teaching in 2007 and graduated with her
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
in 2010. She also received the Arnold Fletcher
Award for exceptional achievement in
independent learning.
Kristen is currently studying with Karen
Burgman, faculty member of the Credo chamber
music program hosted at Oberlin Conservatory.
As a musician, Kristen plays and accompanies for
events and maintains a private teaching studio in
She is a member of the Music Teachers National
Association, Brahms Allegro Teachers Club,
Steinway Educators Partnership and the
American Harp Society. Kristen released
“Looking Upwards




Art Mentorship

This online art mentorship is for the serious student who desires to grow their skills through hard work and discipline. The student will be given instruction, assignments and critique with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and communicate with Melissa during the week.


What Does an Art Mentorship Look Like?

The mentorship includes communication with the student through e-mail and text/audio. The student would receive weekly assignments and feedback. It may also include live or recorded demos online, inspiration, tips and instruction.


Ladies ages 15 and up, with a passion for art and a strong desire to develop their skills.

Pricing & Information

The cost is $30/week*.

If you are interested and would like to receive more detailed information, please contact Melissa at

*If you are a student who is deeply passionate and committed to growing your art skills and the class cost would be a deterrent to being able to participate weekly in this mentorship, please let me know and we can talk further!

About Melissa


Melissa Thomsen is a homeschool graduate and holds an Associates degree from Thomas Edison State College. She is currently studying long-distance with a master artist, Lisa Mistiuk. Melissa enjoys a variety of mediums including, charcoal, pen, digital, oil, watercolor and colored pencil.